Betting predictions – Switzerland vs Portugal – WC 2018 Qualifiers
Date : 06.09.2016
Kick off : 19:45
Tuesday, 06.09.2016, set to kick off at 19:45, the Switzerland vs Portugal is one of the first duels to set these two nations on the 2018 Russian World Cup path.
The first duel between these two in this campaign will take place at St. Jakob Park Stadium.
Portugal completed an astonishing feat this summer in France, where they managed to get hold of the European trophy. Eder, Swansea’s striker from last season, succeeded in scoring the decisive goal and breaking the deadlock in the game against France. The Portuguese coach will not be able to rely on his superstar in the games against Gibraltar and Switzerland, as Real Madrid’s superstar is still recovering in a clinic from Spain after the terrible injury suffered in the Euro final.
Portugal probable line-up : Rui Patricio – Raphael Guerreiro, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Bruno Alves – Andre Gomes, Joao Mario, Renato Sanches – Nani, Eder, Ricardo Quaresma.
On the other side, Switzerland were knocked out in the Round of 16 at the Euro 2016 in France at the hand of Poland. Shaqiri & co. had a very solid display of football, but the penalty missed by G. Xhaka proved fatal to their qualification in the further stages.
Ever since 2014, Switzerland has not dropped a single home game. Back then, England were the ones who managed to grab all the points en route to the French Euro.
|Betting predictions for Switzerland vs Portugal – 06.09.2016|
Portugal or draw @ 1.50
|To consider:||Portugal to win @ 2.90|
The most recent duel between these two nations took place at the Euro 2008, back when Switzerland was the victor in the group stages with the score of 2-0. This time around, the confidence of the visitors is through the roof and they look poised not to lose this encounter.
On a riskier note, Portugal definitely has the value to take all of the 3 points back to Lisbon.